Edition 11 (205) November 2015


Personages and personalities

I am getting on a plane in a few hours. The destination: Spain.

Ewa Andrzejewska
Retail & leisure

Distilling Koneser

POLAND Construction work on the commercial section of the Centrum Praskie Koneser revitalisation project in Warsaw’s Praga district is now underway.

Tomasz Szpyt
Retail & leisure

More Natura in shopping centres

POLAND The Drogerie Natura chain of drugstores is planning significant expansion. The company is opening new outlets and extending the range of goods it sells while also modernising the brand of the chain. Online sales were introduced at the end of July this year.

Agnieszka Karczewska

Construction sector turns the corner

POLAND In the first six months of 2015 the income of Polish construction companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange was 9.2 pct higher than for the same period last year.

Stock market report

VW puts the bourses in a spin

Investors’ imaginations have been stimulated by the prospect of more EU funds and some excellent apartment sales results. But there were slight declines on the broader market – due to a mixture of factors, including concerns about the growth of the largest economies and the Volkswagen scandal


We will rebuild you – in time

There is no shortage of urban space in need of revitalisation across Europe. Investors and developers have started to see their potential, even though the choice of where to do this is not easy and investment in old walls that are usually under preservation orders requires a well thought-out strategy – and not everyone succeeds

Tomasz Szpyt
Retail & leisure

Retail Sans Frontieres

More and more Polish brands are opting for foreign expansion. The ‘Made in Poland’ label can now be seen on products in stores across the world and – more importantly – actually has positive associations

Agnieszka Karczewska, Aneta Cichla
Warehouse & industrial

Boldly going… down the Danube

CTP, the largest industrial developer in the Czech Republic, has this year been hitting the headlines for a number of acquisitions in Romania – buying up warehousing properties and parks that are being sold off by players leaving this market. To find out why CTP is heading in the other direction and embracing the Romanian industrial scene, we spoke to the CEO of the company, Remon L. Vos

Nathan North
Warehouse & industrial

Manufacturers welcome

Warehouse developers are increasingly looking to add industrial facilities to their portfolios. And both they and real estate agents are prepared to look beyond standard properties in their battle to win clients

Rafał Ostrowski

Wood-n’t it be nice?

In the last decade, wooden high-rise buildings have started appearing in many cities across the globe. On the subject of this new development trend and its potential, we spoke to Yves Schihin, an architect from Zurich-based studio Burkhalter Sumi Architekten, which has considerable expertise in timber buildings

Rafał Ostrowski
Eurobuild Awards

Business is people

This year Eurobuild has decided to honour those individuals who have not only been crucial in the success of their companies but can boast outstanding personal achievements. The Real Estate Personality of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe will be revealed on December 3rd

Anna Pakulniewicz

Employees in the sights of developers

During the Eurobuild Conferences: Office Space and Green Solutions conference, it emerged out that the future of office market in Poland lies not only in the hands of developers but also employees and tenants as well as investment funds

Anna Pakulniewicz

Let’s go surfing now

The first two days of the Expo Real 2015 in Munich had a rather day-dreamy atmosphere, as the ICM–Internationales Congress Center München baked in the Indian summer sunshine

Nathan North

To be continued

There is a day every year when the streets in cities and villages empty. All those issues that were so urgent don’t seem to matter anymore. Shop owners close up early AND Even Twitter and Facebook stop for a moment. The day of the premiere of another season of a cult TV series has arrived

Agata Kłapeć